Joan Manning Candy (John)

1943-12-06 (JFY)Letter transcription:

John YEGERLEHNER
KENTLAND
INDIANA
12-6-43

Dear Daddy:

I haven’t written you for so long that I thought it was time I did.

This evening I accompanied Lucile Woods on her baritone at Rotary. The piano was terrible and it was sour. Helen Hoover played too. Mr. Cast said that there were no piano players in the club right now but that there was one coming on. The dinner was good (Steak) and mashed potatoes. The club gave each of us who played a bag of Joan Maning candy as a token of the appreciation. Those candies are not what they used to be. I’ve been eating some chocol – oops – I’m not supposed to eat that stuff. Mother just told me I’ve eaten enough.

I’ve been getting along fine in school. It doesn’t seem that the first semester is over 2/3 over.

David is doing so many cute things. He wrestles with his stuffed kitten.

For Christmas I am getting a Monopoly board (that is I’ve already gotten it). We got a Christmas tree yesterday. There is a tree shortage so we got ours early. Since it’s still 3 weeks to Christmas we have [not] decorated it yet.

Your son,
John

Joan Manning Candy

1935 newspaper advertisement (Image courtesy of Google newspapers online)

©2015 copyright owned and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
Post originally found: https://genealogylady.net/2015/07/20/joan-manning-candy-john/

One thought on “Joan Manning Candy (John)

  1. davidmadison1942

    That must have been a popular brand of candy for him to know it by name. The ad is SO out of another era: the candy makes you “wonder and marvel.” 🙂 But John was ever the critic: “Those candies are not what they used to be.” 🙂

    “David is doing so many cute things. He wrestles with his stuffed kitten.” 🙂

    Reply

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